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Thursday, 14 June 1928

Dr MALONEY (MELBOURNE, VICTORIA) .- Although the Government has been accused at different times of wasting loan money on unnecessary work, I ask the Treasurer (Dr. Earle Page) to be generous in apportioning money to assist the laboratories which study public health matters. I have been examining the report of the royal commission appointed to inquire into the Bundaberg serum tragedy, and, in my opinion, the death of those unfortunate children was due primarily to the desire to save money by sending out the serum in large quantities, instead of having only sufficient in each container for a single injection. I have here in my hand an ordinary indiarubber covered bottle.

Mr.-SPEAKER (Hon. Sir Littleton Groom). - The honorable member must confine his remarks to loan appropriations.

Dr MALONEY (MELBOURNE, VICTORIA) - It was because insufficient money was apportioned-

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